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Zen Garden Restaurant

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Lower Kabete Road, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
254 8034466
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 31
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  • 11
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dinner

We went to Zen again during the Nairobi Restaurant week and it is still a great place. The food was okay but the Chicken was very good and service was good too, it was on a Monday so there were few guests.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Manda K
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Antwerp, Belgium
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on two different days and so had the opportunity to enjoy both Bamboo restaurant & Jade Coffee House. Both have different menus so we enjoyed two entirely different cuisines. Bamboo has a traditional Pan-Asian cuisine so you can enjoy a little bit of Japanese, Thai & Chinese. All the dishes we selected (vegetarian) were very tasty. Especially the... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Zen again during the Nairobi Restaurant week and it is still a great place. The food was okay but the Chicken was very good and service was good too, it was on a Monday so there were few guests.

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2 Thank Manda K
Nairobi
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Zen Garden is set in nice area with lots of trees. The good thing about Zen Garden is it has various menus to choose from. The Bamboo Oriental restaurant is one of my favourite. The service, the ambiance is good. I have attended a couple of weddings there. Quite amazing!

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2 Thank Silas N
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend their pizza's and sushi. The cocktails are excellent. Good place for an afternoon with family. I will be back for sure

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Thank Angela W
Boston
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I have always been asian food fans, so we were cautious to expect too much from this place. It did not disappoint! On the contrary. Food was excellent and srvice too. The hot and sour soup is very hot but delicious. The chicken lettuce wraps, different from what we had tasted before, and exceedingly good. My favorite... More 

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2 Thank INPRboston
Greystones, Ireland
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate dinner at Bamboo Oriental and was quite disappointed. It was only mediocre in taste, service was not good as servers kept coming up to our table to take our order when we had already given our selection to another server. Average price. Loads of vegetarian dishes but none that was spectacular. I then returned at a later date to... More 

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Thank GUGLINGZ
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a cool place out with a green sense of experience. In the leafy surbubs of lower karate in a secure environment. A 10 minutes drive from city center and near westlands shopping centre. A good environment for hosting events like wedding, birthday parties,corporate events as well.

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Thank Vincent M
London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here with the family for my birthday mid December last year. We had booked in advance. The ambience was amazing. I have been here before because they have the best pizzas, but wanted to take my family here. We all really enjoyed plus the service was great too. The only thing is that the food does take a while... More 

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Thank Divya P
Arusha, Tanzania
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Had a great meal here recently. It definitely has a trendy feel to it, but, visiting Nairobi from a place with limited Asian food options, it was a perfect find. The menu is huge so easy to find options for everyone, especially those who are unfamiliar with sushi. Gardens and atmosphere are all very nice.

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1 Thank Greg P
Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

I was visiting Nairobi on my birthday and friends took me to Zen Gardens. What a lovely place. Long stemmed roses were everywhere in the restaurant. The food was beautifully arranged and was very good. Best of all the wait staff sang a very Happy Birthday and sent me off with an armful of long stemmed roses!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lower Kabete Road, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: 254 8034466

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese, Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?